I didnt know that either, I just used it and its a nice way to open files I have to say.
I forget a lot of things sometimes now, so will use the spyglass when I forget the key strokes.
I am very pleased I asked in here though, and am sorry if it was a nuisance as sometimes I have no idea what it is I am looking for...
Not a nuisance at all, I forgot to suggest the new search myself.
But while we are talking about searching, have a look at the wiki search page, it might come in handy in the future.
My jAlbum search example gives me...
Is there a way to get this search list sorted, top down or bottom up yet ?
There is no way of ordering the results, you’ll need to wait for David to reply to see what can be done
No problem AT all, this new idea is stunningly good and good things
don't just happen overnight.
Thankyou for all the help so far
After getting used to this new search facility, something that would be very nice would be to be able to select what gets displayed, in my case, Project files only.
As a user who maintains a huge number of albums this is the best thing I have seen
since the advent of sliced bread!
Yes, I have turned off both settings for 'search' in the preferences section.
I can just drill in as I type, which is fine. However I still get these things show up.
I just thought whilst this is being developed it may be nice to switch off Album settings,
Preferences and Share etc, just leaving 'Projects'.
Am just speaking out loud thats all.
It wouldn't be hard to restrict the result list to certain categories of search results, but It is so easy to narrow the list to relevant stuff simply by typing 2-3 more keys. In your case try "pro br" instead of just "br"
I have been looking into the wiki pages, excellent stuff.
I have one question now though, as I have not found if I can
make the listed search results be in alphabetic/numerical order, If I search for albums the search has them all mixed up in the list.
I was considering that. It's technically not hard to order the result but I suspect that the background repainting/addition of newly discovered items combined with reordering the items will be more visually annoying that adding newly discovered items to the end of the list as we do now.
This is easy to test though, but simply type 1-2 more keys or add another qualifying word, then the list of matching items should be down to a manageable size
Yes, of course thats fine, I just start thinking of an ideal
situation for the user thats all, and visually an alphabetic list is easier to cope with,
but as you say, typing more characters and drilling in a bit narrows things down.
Many Thanks David, all these things being done in the background are noticed,
and very much appreciated
Peter, I've now made the project list of the result list sorted. To try it out, just issue Tools->External tools->"jAlbum core update"
By only sorting the project item we avoid the problem with disrupting the view while populating the menu with additional items (it's practically only the metadata of the current project that needs this lazy populating. Moreover, the other search item types don't benefit from being ordered. Their natural order helps user navigation better.